Along with worrying about things like age and wind, you also have to worry about how things like trees, mold, and moss can affect your roof. You can read more on the ways these things can cause damage to your roof by reading the rest of this article.
Trees can cause a lot of damage
One of the ways a tree can cause problems is by scraping the eaves of the roof. A branch that has grown to where it is now scraping the eave repeatedly when the wind blows can be very destructive to the eaves. Also, if the branch keeps hitting the tiles or shingles on the roof, then they can also be damaged. Trees that have branches that sway near the home are also a risk, even if they don't hang directly over it. If there is a storm that is capable of causing branches to break, one can land on the roof hard enough to cause damages.
Mold can be very damaging to your roof and your home
Mold is something you never want to see anywhere on or inside your home. You may or may not be able to see the signs of mold that are affecting your roof, and this is just one more reason why it's a good idea to make sure you have your roof annually inspected. A roofer who does the inspection would be able to determine mold issues and hopefully, take care of them before bigger problems come. Mold can grow quickly and spread from the roof to the inside of your home, leaving you with health rises and risks to everything from the roof down to the walls and flooring in your home.
Moss can promote roof deterioration
Moss has a unique look to it and in some cases, its appearance on a roof can make it more attractive, such as when it is on a cottage surrounded by trees and a picket fence. However, moss shows up when there is a lot of moisture. This means you want to take the appearance of moss as a sign that there is excessive moisture on your roof that you want to have the roof inspected and the issue taken care of. Otherwise, you can end up with a deteriorating roof. You'll recognize moss by its fuzzy appearance, and it can come in a wide range of colors, which are most commonly green.
If you think you have damage from trees, mold, or moss, reach out to a roofing contractor.Share